More than ever we need qualities like grit, resilience and drive as well as physical power and stamina for a healthy mind and body. Fortunately. having one can make building all the others easier, research has found. Studies indicate that increasing your physical strength ” allows you to see that you can do difficult things which increases your confidence and empowerment,” says study author Ronie Walters of the University of Highland and Islands in Scotland. At the same time, mental toughness gives you the calm and focus to physically perform your best, says Roert Weinberg, Ph.D., a professor of sport psychology at Miami University in Ohio.
- Fortify Your Mind
- Build Emotional Strength
- Build Your Body
Building these three capabilities gives you the courage to stand up to your fears. When presented with a health challenge, having the courage to take action allows you to face issues head-on. Courage does nor always ROAR. It can be the quiet voice of confidence at the end of the day telling you that tomorrow is a new beginning… a fresh start.